Hacking take toll of IITians

Until recently, for the authorities at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), excessive computer use on the campus meant glazed looks and the occasional geek falling asleep in class.

But now, students and faculty members admit that all-night (and sometimes 24/7) hacking competitions, gaming competitions, music downloading and file-sharing, chatting and blogging are taking a heavy toll at the elite campus-affecting attendance, grades and even personal lives.

Last week, fourth-year physics student Vijay Nukala, known on the campus as 'Nuke', committed suicide after being failed in three courses because of poor attendance. Hacking take toll of IITians- The Times of India

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